Meridian Star

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February 27, 2013

Moore addresses MFL Civitans

MERIDIAN —     Commander Chuck Moore, Navy Air Station, Meridian was a recent guest speaker at the Meridian First Ladies Civitan Club meeting.  

    Commander Moore said that in an average year NAS Meridian trains 50 percent of Navy sailor students for the United States, where they are instilled with a sense of service and community pride as sailors for the United States Navy.

    NAS Meridian has been in the Meridian area for more than 53 years now and is the Southeast training facility for counter narcotics with police officers coming from all of the Southeast. NAS Meridian also has a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency where they store trailers with critical need supplies to be used in a crisis situations, such as a tornados.

    Commander Moore informed the club members of a scholarship the Navy League has established at the University of Mississippi, which is given to a ROTC students on campus each year.

    Civitan International is an organization of community service clubs with roughly 40,000 members across four continents. Each club works to help others and fulfill needs in their community, with a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.

    Civitans also continue this mission through fundraising for the University of Alabama-Birmingham Civitan International Research Center, a world-class medical facility dedicated to researching developmental disabilities and other cognitive disorders. For more information, visit www.civitan.org, or call 1-800-CIVITAN.

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